Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #26

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Interview with Didier Van Hoye about his Storage, Network and more by Carsten Rachfahl

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and MAT Architecture #SCVMM #Hyperv #VMware by James van den Berg

April 24th–Windows 2003 Is 10 Years Old by Didier van Hoye

Create Exchange 2010 Individual Inbox Reports with PowerShell by Jeffery Hicks

Azure

#Microsoft System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview #sysctr by James van den Berg

Exchange

Exchange 2013: e-Discovery tasks stay queued by Johan Veldhuis

Create Exchange 2010 Individual Inbox Reports with PowerShell by Jeffery Hicks

Events

 by Kristian Nese

April 24th–Windows 2003 Is 10 Years Old by Didier van Hoye

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Configure VM Processor Compatibility via PowerShell by Thomas Maurer

Choosing Hyper-V Storage: Physical Disks by Aidan Finn

Creating High Availability Virtual Machine Using Powershell–Part 3 by Aidan Finn

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and MAT Architecture #SCVMM #Hyperv #VMware by James van den Berg

Lync Server

Office 

 

Office 365

Videocast: Wie Sie die Standarddomain in ihrem Office 365 Plan ändern können in German  by Kerstin Rachfahl

PowerShell

#PSTip Changing SQL database AutoShrink property using SMO and PowerShell by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Enumerate Time Zones that support day light savings by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Get the AD site name of a computer by 

#PSTip List all Active Directory constructed attributes by 

Decompiling C# Code with ILSpy and PowerShell by Adam Driscoll

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

 

 SQL Server

#PSTip Enumerate all SQL Server instances in a network by Ravikanth Chaganti

Windows Client

Podcast – Talking Windows 8 Client Hyper-V With Run As Radio by Aidan Finn

Windows Server Core

SMB 3.0 Multichannel Auto Configuration In Action With RDMA / SMB Direct by Didier van Hoye

Interview with Didier Van Hoye about his Storage, Network and more by Carsten Rachfahl

Wie finde ich heraus ob mein ADFS 2.0 funktioniert? in German by Robert Mühsig

Tools

 

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #25

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Migrate Hyper-V Cluster to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V via Cluster Migration Wizard by Thomas Maurer

Windows Azure IaaS reaches GA by Thorsten Hans

Sharing roles with Hyper-V on the same physical host by Alessandro Cardoso

Server monitoring with System Center Advisor by Marcelo Sinic

Azure

Windows Azure IaaS reaches GA by Thorsten Hans

Installing and Configuring #WindowsAzure Backup agent part 1 of 2 Hybrid #Cloud by James van den Berg

Installing and Configuring #WindowsAzure Backup agent part 2 of 2 Hybrid #Cloud by James van den Berg

Exchange

#PSTip Count the number of mailboxes per department by 

Redmond: where’s my Exchange Admin Center by Johan Veldhuis

Events

 

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Creating Virtual Machine Using Powershell–Part 2 by Lai Yoong Seng

Microsoft Hyper-V und System Center: Das Handbuch für Administratoren in German by Carsten Rachfahl

Migrate Hyper-V Cluster to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V via Cluster Migration Wizard by Thomas Maurer

Sharing roles with Hyper-V on the same physical host by Alessandro Cardoso

Design Considerations For Converged Networking On A Budget With Switch Independent Teaming In Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V by Didier van Hoye

Lync Server

Office 

Word-Serienbrief mit Excel-Daten: Datum formatieren in German by Nils Kaczenski

Office 365

 

PowerShell

#PSTip PowerShell command-line switch shortcuts by 

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

Server monitoring with System Center Advisor by Marcelo Sinic

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Cannot remove Hyper-V Host from SCVMM by Thomas Maurer

 SQL Server

#PSTip Backing up SQL transaction log using SMO by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Restoring a SQL Database using SMO by Ravikanth Chaganti

Windows Client

 

Windows Server Core

My thoughts on 70-410 by Michael Bender

WebDeploy Port ändern oder wofür ist Port 8172 da? in German by Robert Mühsig

Corefig: Konfiguration für Windows-Core-Server in German by Nils Kaczenski

Tools

 

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters – MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Michael Bender – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans – MVP Sharepoint

 

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #24

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Is Live Migration Supported Pass Through Disk in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V? by Lai Yoong Seng

KB2821052 – “0x000000D1” Stop Error When Opening MPIO Snap-In WS2012 Computer by Aidan Finn

Prevent errors while using SPWebConfigModification by Thorsten Hans

Add drivers to Windows 8 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer

Azure

Windows Azure Recovery Services: Backup & Hyper-V Recovery Manager (Preview) by Thomas Maurer

First look at Microsoft #WindowsAzure Backup Services Preview by James van den Berg

Watch Now the Microsoft Management Summit #MMS2013 sessions on Channel 9 #sysctr #SCVMM #WindowsAzure by James van den Berg

#Microsoft System Center Management Pack for #WindowsAzure Fabric – Preview #sysctr by James van den Berg

Azure Access Control Service, Microsoft Account Login, JSON Web Token und ASP.NET – “ohne WIF-Magic” in German by Robert Mühsig

Exchange

Exchange Server 2013: Besser noch abwarten in Germany by Nils Kaczenski

The Exchange 2013 alphabet: Database Availability Group – part 1 by Johan Veldhuis

Events

MMS2013: SD-B303 How to Build Your Strategy For a Private Cloud by Didier van Hoye

Key Take Aways From MMS2013 by Didier van Hoye

Interview noch von der MVP-Summit 2013 mit Didier van Hoye MVP Virtual Machine by Kerstin Rachfahl

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Hyper-V Recovery Manager – Orchestration of Hyper-V Replica Failover by Aidan Finn

My Interview With SearchServerVirtualization – Getting Started With Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide Is Shipping In Europe by Aidan Finn

KB2819564–Corruption Occurs When Merging Data Deduplication-Enabled VHDs In WS2012 by Aidan Finn

KB2821052 – “0x000000D1” Stop Error When Opening MPIO Snap-In WS2012 Computer by Aidan Finn

KB2823643 – VMs Freeze At “Stopping” State After You Shutting Them Down On WS2012 Hyper-V Cluster by Aidan Finn

KB2823958 – Virtual Switch Extension Can’t Send Packets Separately Through Each NIC In WS2012 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

vSphere Doesn’t Need Any Security or Bug Fixes by Aidan Finn (Aidan SMASH!)

Is Live Migration Supported Pass Through Disk in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V? by Lai Yoong Seng

Creating Virtual Machine Using Powershell–Part 1 by Lai Yoong Seng

Iron Networks Announces Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance by Thomas Maurer

System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager support for VMware vSphere ESX Hosts by Thomas Maurer

Lync Server

Office 

 

Office 365

 

PowerShell

#PSTip Refreshing service objects by 

#PSTip Wait for a Service to reach a specified status by 

File Age Groupings with PowerShell by Jeffery Hicks

Get CIMInstance from PowerShell 2.0 by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun: Get-Anniversary by Jeffery Hicks

Sharepoint

Prevent errors while using SPWebConfigModification by Thorsten Hans

System Center Core

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 by Thomas Maurer

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Hyper-V Converged Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager by Thomas Maurer

The Most Under-Appreciated & Under-Used Feature Of VMM: VM Templates by Aidan Finn

Interview with Allessandro Cardoso about his book: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Carsten Rachfahl

 SQL Server

 

Windows Client

 

Add drivers to Windows 8 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer

Windows Server Core

The Death Of The Windows Service Pack … Or Is It? by Aidan Finn

Microsoft Virtualisierungs Podcast Folge 28: SMB 3.0 Teil 3 in German by Carsten Rachfahl

NIC Showing “Network Cable Unplugged” on Intel NIC by Lai Yoong Seng

#PSTip Discovering Active Directory FSMO Role Holders using PowerShell by 

Tools

Analyzing Performance with Server Performance Advisor 3.0 by Marcelo Sinic

PowerGUI Script Editor gets full support for PowerShell 3.0 by Ravikanth Chaganti

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters – MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Michael Bender – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans – MVP Sharepoint

 

Dell PowerEdge-C C8000 – A Hyper-V and SMB 3.0 Concept Part #1|The Hardwareplatform

I’m currently thinking about some Hyper-V and SMB 3.0 concepts that include the Dell PowerEdge-C C8000 dense chassis.

But before start with the concept series I want to show you some videos and guides about the C8000. I think the will help to you to find the right concept for your environment.

Dell Product landing page:

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-c8000/pd

System Manuals:

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/product/poweredge-c8000

Dell PowerEdge-C C8000 in a HPC-Environment:

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2012/09/19/dell-poweredge-c8000-and-hpc-flexibility-rules.aspx

Overview Videos:








Chassis discription:

Computing SLED discription:




Storage SLED discription:


Power SLED discription:

Microsoft Masterminds Episode 10: Alexander Jushin, MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Remote Desktop Services & inventor of E2EVC/PubForum

Welcome to the new episode of tech talks with outstanding Microsoft community members from all over the world. Most interviews are with Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), and if you are not familiar with that program yet, I recommend you reading my recent introductory interview. Because next E2EVC in Copenhagen is near, want to publish my interview with Alexander Jushin at E2EVC in Hamburg last year, inventor of the E2EVC. We talked about the event and his focus as MVP. Enjoy reading!

This post has no relation to my job or my employer. Everything I post is my personal opinion and I write complete independent.

Flo: Alex, could you introduce yourself, the event and your company?

Alexander Jushin: Hello, I am Alex Jushin and I am the person behind the E2EVC or PubForum. We have been doing that for 10 years so far.  I myself, I’m Microsoft MVP and CTP (Citrix Technology Professional).  I am also trainer for both of the companies. The purpose of creating the E2EVC was initially to have a networking platform, we have two events in a year and every time we’ve got about 120 people from all of Europe.

Flo:  How do you get these great guest speakers like Aidan Finn or Didier van Hoye, Hans Vredevoort, Carsten Rachfahl or in the new MVP, Thomas Maurer.

Alexander Jushin:  Well, it wasn’t difficult to get them because they also believe in the power of the networking within the community.  When I asked them to come, they were very happy to do that and even more so to present very interesting content which is Windows 2012.  They all are MVPs and they know that their involvement in the community plays a big role for everyone involved in Microsoft technoolgies.

Flo: Let us take a look at your role as MVP. What’s your focus area?

Alexander Jushin: My focus area is Remote Desktop Services, previously it was Terminal Services and I am MVP since 2006.  So I was MVP in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Flo: What are the major changes from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 in this area?

Alexander Jushin:  There is a great change in those two technologies; Windows Server 2012 brings much more improvements in terms of speed for Remote Desktop Services, the manageability gets much better.  We have also much bigger focus on the VDI, and there are a lot of improvements in Hyper-V.

The management of the users became better; the protocol now works also in a UDP, which gives it a great performance for multimedia content like Flash and other content-intensive multimedia resources.

Flo: So let us take a look on cloud computing. What are your thoughts on solutions provided by vendors such as Dell Wyse

Alexander Jushin: Itis indeed a great way to get your corporation into cloud. You can store your virtual computers that you use basically anywhere. And you can access them from the thin clients, and a good example would be a Wyse client. Those clients deliver great performance over their WAN links and they also deliver great configuration options.  So yes, the remote desk access became so good at this stage that you pretty much can access your infrastructure at the great speeds through the LAN and through the wide area networks as well.

Flo: Do you see any challenges coming up in this field for hardware vendors?

Alexander Jushin: I do indeed see a great challenge for the companies producing the hardware. Thankfully, I have Dell hardware myself for one of the servers and the performance very good and BIOS is already supporting Windows 2012. I have no issues whatsoever, and I also see, in a couple of presentations on the Dell hardware, from my perspective, it works quite well and it’s absolutely ready for the Windows Server 2012.

What challenges I see … there must be great support for the drivers because especially in the server area, it is very important that the drivers are compatible with the operating systems. So I see that Dell, amongst other hardware producers, have their supports for the Server 2012 already in place.

As far as I know, there are some great models coming out in the Dell stack of Windows Server hardware, which will support the 2012, with improved scalability and such.  I think it’s a great challenge for everyone involved, and I believe that what it brings with it is better consolidation of the services, better performance for the VDI, and better performance for all the server functions altogether, so.

Flo: Onelast question.  hen and where will be the next E2EVC/PubForum?

Alexander Jushin: The next one will be on the May 31, 2013 in Copenhagen. It will be called E2EVC X Copenhagen. The X means that we are 10 years old, and we hope that at some stage we’ll be 20 years old as well.  So thanks to our great sponsors and their attendees, we look forward to see you all at the event.

Flo: Thank you very much, Alex.

Alexander Jushin:  Thank you very much.